Tuesday, the 21st of July, 2015 is the 202th day in 2015 and in the 30th calendar week.
General Events:
Racial Harmony Day
July 21, 2015 in Singapore
Racial Harmony Day is observed on July 21, 2015. Racial Harmony Day is celebrated annually in Singapore. The event is to commemorate the 1964 Race Riots, which took place on 21 July 1964. Racial Harmony Day also represents a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate Singapore’s success as a racially harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of culture and heritage. In schools all across the nation on that day, students are encouraged to be dressed in their traditional costumes such as the Cheongsam and the Baju Kurung. Traditional delicacies are also featured in the celebrations. Traditional games such as Kutih-kutih and zero point are played in schools, where inter-class competitions are sometimes organised.
Where is Racial Harmony Day?
Nationwide Singapore
Monkey Day
July 21, 2015 in the World
The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.
On the 21st July 1925,Scopes was found guilty and fined $100 (equivalent to $1,345 in 2015), but the verdict was overturned on a technicality.
The trial served its purpose of drawing intense national publicity, as national reporters flocked to Dayton to cover the big-name lawyers who had agreed to represent each side. William Jennings Bryan, three-time presidential candidate, argued for the prosecution, while Clarence Darrow, the famed defense attorney, spoke for Scopes. The trial publicized the Fundamentalist–Modernist Controversy, which set Modernists, who said evolution was not inconsistent with religion, against Fundamentalists, who said the word of God as revealed in the Bible took priority over all human knowledge. The case was thus seen as both a theological contest and a trial on whether modern science regarding the creation–evolution controversy should be taught in schools.
Where is the event?
National Junk Food Day
July 21, 2015 in the USA
On July 21, 2015 there is no need for healthy, well balanced food since it is National Junk Food Day. The term junk food describes especially all kinds of food containing high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little protein, vitamins or minerals but also with, for example, too much unhealthy saturated fat.
Despite the bad reputation, junk food is generally safe when integrated into a well balanced diet and consumed in moderation. On National Junk Food Day you have the chance to eat anything you like and to indulge yourself to your guilty pleasures.
Where is National Junk Food Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 21st July:
356 BC – Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
365 – Crete Earthquake followed by tsunami around the Eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria
1542 – Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
1588 – First engagement between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Eddystone Rocks
1718 – The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
1730 – States of Holland put death penalty on “sodomy”
1825 – Java princess Dipo Negoro/Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
1831 – Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king
1865 – In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown
1866 – Cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London
1898 – Spain cedes Guam to USA
1904 – After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed
1913 – The Egyptian government announces a new constitutional system and electoral law
1918 – U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts
1921 – To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship
1925 – “Monkey Trial” ends – John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
1940 – Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
1951 – Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
1954 – At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
1960 – Country of Katanga forms in Africa
1960 – In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world’s 1st woman PM
1964 – Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
1969 – Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
1970 – Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt
1972 – Bloody Friday: within the space of seventy-five minutes, the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-two bombs in Belfast; six civilians, two British Army soldiers and one UDA volunteer were killed, 130 injured
1974 – US House Judiciary approves two Articles of Impeachment against President Richard Nixon
1976 – 1st outbreak of “Legionnaire’s Disease” kills 29 in Philadelphia
1983 – Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
1997 – The fully restored USS Constitution (aka “Old Ironsides”) celebrates her 200th birthday, setting sail for the first time in 116 years
2004 – The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country’s armed forces